Maldives Yacht Charter Guide | Indian Ocean
Discover the Maldives onboard a luxury motor yacht, crewed catamaran or bareboat for the ultimate sailing charter vacation
At Boatbookings, we offer a myriad of chartering options. Whether you want a week on a crewed motor yacht, a catamaran, a sailboat, or even a day charter...we do it all. Our team of expert brokers see the yachts, they meet the crew and they visit the local hotspots each year. They are the first port of call for planning a bespoke itinerary for your Maldivian vacation. Make an enquiry below with our Charter Experts or simply email [email protected] to start planning your Maldivian trip today.
If you were asked to define paradise, you would probably imagine something similar to the Maldives - deserted white sandy beaches, gorgeous turquoise waters, fabulous marine life bursting with color, and a warm, gentle climate. The Maldives are the perfect location for your yacht charter in paradise, offering an array of activities such as surfing, diving and whale watching to ensure your trip is unforgettable!
The Maldives are an atoll of 1100 islands 400 miles south of India in the Indian Ocean. 202 are inhabited, 87 are exclusive resort islands. These islands form an amazing sailing area, with unlimited secluded anchorages and diving spots.
The Maldives hold the record for being the flattest country in the world. With clear blue seas and an abundance of white sand beaches, the Maldives are a dream destination so check out our yachts and charter before you miss the chance!
Maldives reefs are composed of coral debris and living coral that act as a natural barrier against the sea, forming lagoons of peaceful water that give the Maldives their famous calm and ability to build literally right on the water.
The barrier reefs of the Islands protect them from the storms and high waves of the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean has a great affect on the climate of the country by acting as a heat buffer that absorbs, stores and slowly releases the tropical heat. The heat is further mitigated by cool sea breezes.
The Maldives are accessible from most of the major European and Asian Airports. Countries operating flights to the Maldives include India, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Germany and Kuwait, Italy and Russia.
The major airlines that fly to the Maldives include Air Seychelles, Aeroflot, Air Europe, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Indian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Condor and others. In addition, many of the major Charter Airlines, such as Thomas Cook and Monarch, fly to the Maldives.
No prior visa is required to enter the Republic of Maldives. Entry permit will be granted to visitors on arrival at designated ports of entry, based on the immigration requirements.
The Maldives offer a great variety of chartering options, but the two most popular are Catamarans and Luxury Yachts. The Maldives increasingly are also chartered for Honeymoons, Anniversaries and other family events.
Catamarans have become the sailboat of choice because they are nearly perfect for exploring coral reefs. Their low draft and easy access to the water making them well suited for hopping around the Maldives and going ashore to relax on the beach.
Increasingly, Super Yachts and Luxury Yachts are finding their way to the Maldives. For those looking for perfect weather, amazing sea life, and the ability to get away from it all, you couldn't ask for a better destination than the Maldives. More and more often yachts are brought to the Indian Ocean for the Winter, as opposed to the Caribbean, which avoids the Atlantic crossing and opens up all of the amazing Indian Ocean Destinations such as the Maldives and Mauritius.
Honeymoon charters. The romantic islands and sublime weather also make the Maldives the perfect and increasingly frequented destination for a honeymoon charter. A crewed yacht will spoil you and offer you everything you dreamed of on the perfect honeymoon. See our guide to Maldives Honeymoon Yacht Charters.
The Maldives are blessed with tropical weather conditions throughout the year. The temperature consistently ranges from 22º C to 33º C year round. As it is very near the equator, these islands enjoy moderate weather. An ideal time to visit the Maldives is from November to April, making it a great escape from the cold Northern Hemisphere winters.
The Maldives, like nearly all Indian Ocean destinations, are subject to the monsoon season. Two monsoons determine the wind directions and rainfall in the Maldives. The southwest monsoon, normally in June and July, brings adequate rainfall and the northeast monsoon from the months of November to April makes Maldives dry with little wind. Sea breezes tend to keep the environment temperate even if it is a hot summer day.
Maldivian cuisine offers a wide range of tastes ranging from mild to very hot and almost always the dishes are prepared using fresh and local ingredients. Being an archipelago, it is not surprising that a wide variety of fish and other seafood should form an integral part of Maldivian cuisine. Some of the chief fishes cooked are barracudas, trevallies and tuna which are served with different types of curries. Local wines and other western beverages are included in the cuisine of Maldives.
Oriental buffets and curries constitute popular food of Maldives. Preparations of these dishes consist of traditional local recipes and these are sold in the beach shacks on the beaches and local eateries. Maldives cuisine is an exotic combination of flavours ranging from sweet to hot, spicy and mild.
Maldivian cuisine contains the influences of Sri Lankan and Indian food and dishes. Despite this influence Maldivian cuisine retains its idiosyncratic flavour that has a long-lasting effect. Finally, the local desserts consisting of tropical fruits and other ingredients.
The Maldives is a true Indian Ocean yachting paradise. Boatbookings knows the region and boats and can find you the ideal charter yacht, be it bareboat, crewed, sail, motor or catamaran. Click here to see our Maldives Charter Yachts or simply contact us and we'll recommend the best boat for your luxury yacht charter in the Maldives.